Today I decided to make a birthday card for a boy, so I couldn’t put butterflies or hearts or flowers on it…stereotype I know, cause he might have liked the butterflies, hearts and flowers! I could have just added a photo of of him and make it the central point but why do easy when you can do complicated! So I decided to challenge myself and throw in 2 other difficulties. A sketch to follow and a colour challenge using only blue and yellow AND I wanted to make it look really CAS, clean and simple. Thats what it has to look like, but in no way was it simple to make!
First I made a mask by cutting a squircle, (which is actually a rounded edge square, and mine’s a rounded edged rectangle, but since theres no word for that and I love the word Squircle) by hand on a cardboard. I then used the cupboard with the rectangle cut out and placed it on my card. I took an adhesive stencil from docrafts Papermania Capsule “Geomatric mocha” set and sponged in with Stampin Up’s Daffodil Delight. I sponged some blue ink from Momento Paris Dusk onto a card stock to make it look like blue jeans and used Hero Arts Happy series die cut and cut the first large happy from it. I embossed it with Hero Arts clear embossing powder and pasted it on the card. I then stamped the second “happy birthday” using Sweet Dixie Big sentiments set and heat embossed it too. (I wanted to make sure he has a REALLY happy birthday!) I added some glitter by going over all the lines with my transparent Sakura gelly roll glitter pen.
I just hope he likes it! I entered this card in:
Color Throwdown Golden yellow, navy and white challenge
CAS(E) this sketch where I had to follow this sketch